Maryland Delegate Stephen Lafferty [D]

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MDHB109PassEstablishing the Community Development Program in the Department of Housing and Community Development; establishing the Community Development Board in the Department; establishing the Community Development Fund to provide financial assistance to comm...
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 801
MDHB532PassProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to authorize the General Assembly to allow a qualified individual to register and vote at a precinct polling place on Election Day; and submitting the amendment to the qualified voters of the State ...
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2018-05-26
Assigned a chapter number, enactment subject to constitutional referendum - Chapter 855
MDHB686PassExtending from February 2019 to February 2021 the month after which the Comptroller is required to begin withholding from certain quarterly income tax distributions certain amounts owed by certain local governments to the Local Reserve Account; etc.
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2018-05-26
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 824
MDHB888VetoProhibiting a person from transporting a certain rapid fire trigger activator into the State or manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering to sell, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a certain rapid fire trigger activator, subject to a certain ...
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2018-05-25
Vetoed by the Governor (Duplicative)
MDHB108PassRepealing the requirement that an application to the Department of Housing and Community Development for funds under the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative Program contain a local government resolution of support or letter of support; and pro...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 766
MDHB251PassRequiring a county board of education to provide age-appropriate instruction on the meaning of "consent" which is defined as the unambiguous and voluntary agreement between all participants in each physical act within the course of interpersonal rela...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 736
MDHB319PassAltering to under 16 years of age rather than 18 years, the age range for which a certain charge relating to truancy is applicable; reducing the maximum terms of imprisonment from 10 to 3 days for a first conviction and 30 to 5 days for subsequent co...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 706
MDHB403PassEstablishing the Community College Facilities Renewal Grant Program to provide State funds to community colleges for improvements, repairs, and deferred maintenance projects; requiring the Maryland Higher Education Commission to administer the Progra...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 687
MDHB365PassAltering the determination of the number of exemptions that an individual may use to calculate a certain deduction under the Maryland income tax; requiring the Bureau of Revenue Estimates, in consultation with the Consensus Revenue Monitoring and For...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 574
MDHB535PassEstablishing the Complete Streets Program to provide matching grants to certified jurisdictions to promote healthy communities; providing for program funds to be provided by the Governor in the State budget; specifying the requirements for a local go...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 721
MDHB572PassIncreasing from $750 to $1,500 the maximum allowable amount of a credit against the State income tax that provides $5 for each bushel of oyster shells recycled during a taxable year; extending the termination date of the credit to June 30, 2021; and ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 603
MDHB570PassAltering the determination of the amount of the standard deduction for an individual under the Maryland income tax; altering the minimum and maximum limitation amounts of certain standard deductions allowed under the Maryland income tax for certain t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 576
MDHB714PassExtending the termination date to September 30, 2022, for certain provisions of law authorizing certain hybrid vehicles to use a certain high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane regardless of the number of passengers under certain circumstances; extending t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 679
MDHB744PassRequiring certain modal administrations of the Department of Transportation to adopt a complete streets policy that provides information for the implementation of design features that accommodate and facilitate safe and convenient access and mobility...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 717
MDHB856PassAltering the Maryland earned income tax credit to allow certain individuals without certain qualifying children to claim the credit; applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017; and making the Act contingent on the taking ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 612
MDHB1596PassProviding that, except as prohibited by federal law, a provision in certain employment contracts, policies, or agreements that waive certain rights or remedies to a claim of sexual harassment or certain retaliation is null and void as being against t...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 738
MDHB1481PassRequiring, for a development with 11 or more homes to be built by the same builder, a home builder to provide a purchaser with written information on energy-efficient options, including a statement that tax credits may be available related to the ene...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 680
MDHB1456PassExpanding the definition of "offshore drilling activity" to mean the exploration, development, production or transportation of oil or gas on or under the outer continental shelf; establishing that an offshore drilling activity is an ultrahazardous an...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 626
MDHB1765PassAuthorizing a certain reduction in nitrogen from a certain upgrade to an on-site sewage disposal system to count toward a nitrogen load reduction required in a certain watershed implementation plan under certain circumstances; authorizing a certain r...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 585
MDHB3PassRequiring the Governor to include the State as a member of the U.S. Climate Alliance on or before July 1, 2018; prohibiting the Governor from withdrawing the State from the U.S. Climate Alliance unless the General Assembly enacts a law approving the ...
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2018-05-15
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 627
MDHB689PassRequiring each community college to ensure all student advisors are trained on the unique needs and resources available for students who are veterans, to employ at least one employee who, as a component of the employee's job duties and responsibiliti...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 474
MDHB698PassRepealing certain provisions of law that authorize under certain circumstances, a person to plant, cultivate, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in the State; repealing an authorization for the Department of Agriculture or an institution of higher...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 475
MDHB633PassEnabling private entities to accept the use of a certain substitute address by a victim of domestic abuse who is a participant in an address confidentiality program; requiring any person to accept a certain address of a participant in an address conf...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 423
MDHB1342PassAltering the training course that the State Ethics Commission is required to provide for regulated lobbyists and prospective regulated lobbyists; prohibiting a certain State official from unlawfully harassing or discriminating against certain individ...
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2018-05-08
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 525
MDHB372PassRequiring the Secretary of Transportation to withhold a portion of the State's annual operating grant to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Transportation to provide an annual g...
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2018-04-25
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 352
MDHB285PassRequiring the Department of Transportation to collect and consolidate available information from State and local agencies regarding an unmet need for safe pedestrian and bicycle access to schools in the State; and requiring the Department to report i...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 295
MDHB305PassRequiring the State Department of Assessments and Taxation to identify homeowners who may be eligible but have failed to apply for the homestead property tax credit; and requiring the Department to include a separate insert with each assessment notic...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 297
MDHB400PassRequiring the State, a county, or a bicounty agency to provide to a municipality certain notification at least 24 hours before the State, county, or bicounty agency sprays a pesticide to control mosquitos within the municipality; and providing a cert...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 296
MDHB653PassRequiring that certain patients be advised of the benefits and risks associated with the prescription of certain opioids and benzodiazepines under certain circumstances; and providing that a violation of the Act is grounds for disciplinary action by ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 215
MDHB807PassAltering the amounts of and process for appropriating highway user funds that are required to be distributed to Baltimore City, counties, and municipalities in certain fiscal years; requiring that certain capital highway grants may be made only under...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 330
MDHB819PassAltering the process by which a person who is denied a certain handgun permit or renewal of a permit or whose permit is revoked or limited may appeal the decision; providing that appeals from a certain decision by the Secretary or the Secretary's des...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 253
MDHB1110PassRequiring the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety best practices for the use of digital devices in school classrooms; and requiring the Department, by Ju...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 244
MDHB1178PassProviding that a lien that is the result of unpaid property tax of the lessee of certain interests in property of certain governmental entities does attach, under certain circumstances, to certain property; etc.
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 313
MDHB1622PassProviding that a certain applicant or licensee is subject to a certain minority business participation goal established by the Special Secretary for the Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; requiring a certain certification agency, ...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 335
MDHB1646PassRequiring a State's Attorney to serve a written notice on a certain defendant, defendant's counsel, and the court prior to trial or the acceptance of a guilty plea or the equivalent; requiring a court to inform, verbally or in writing, a defendant co...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 251
MDHB1400PassProviding that participation by certain organizations in the State employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program may not impede, undermine, or conflict with certain obligations or statuses; authorizing an employee of a county board to part...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 307
MDHB106PassAltering the defined term "emergency vehicle" to include certain organ delivery vehicles; authorizing the Motor Vehicle Administration to designate an organ delivery vehicle as an emergency vehicle only if it is registered to a federally designated o...
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2018-04-24
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 186
MDHB221PassRequiring each county or municipality, to the extent practicable, to expedite the process for the application and issuance of a permit related to or required for the construction of public or private school facilities.
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 81
MDHB679PassAuthorizing a county board of education to extend the length of the school year for up to 5 school days beyond June 15 without approval from the State Board of Education; and requiring a county board to submit a written application to the State Board...
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2018-04-10
Approved by the Governor - Chapter 35
MDHB461EngrossAuthorizing, for purposes of filing a petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, a victim or victim's family member to request a certifying official to certify victim helpfulness on a Form I-918, Supplement B certification; providing that, for the purpose o...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed with Amendments (42-3)
MDHB766EngrossRequiring the Department of Legislative Services, in consultation with certain entities, to undertake a technical study to review changes in forest cover and tree canopy in the State; requiring the study to include surveys and mapping and certain ana...
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2018-04-09
Third Reading Passed (114-25)
MDHB1099EngrossProhibiting a person from causing the serious physical injury or death of a vulnerable individual as a result of the person operating a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner or in violation of certain provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law; esta...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
MDHB1194EngrossEstablishing the Drug Cost Commission to determine how to make prescription drugs more affordable for State residents, State and local government, commercial health plans and other stakeholders within the State; requiring the Commission to create an ...
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2018-04-09
Favorable Report by Finance
MDHB1697EngrossProposing an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to limit the uses of certain revenues to educational opportunities and programs for the children of the State in public schools, the advancement of educators, and the construction of school faciliti...
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2018-04-09
Second Reading Passed
MDHB1793IntroAuthorizing the creation of a State Debt not to exceed $250,000, the proceeds to be used as a grant to the Board of Trustees of Goucher College for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement,...
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2018-04-09
Unfavorable Report by Appropriations
MDHB1626IntroAuthorizing a custodian of records for the Motor Vehicle Administration to disclose certain personal information to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement only after being provided with a valid warrant or subpoena issued by a federal court...
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2018-04-07
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB494EngrossReducing the notice period from 14 days to 7 days before a landlord may file an action to evict a tenant for a breach of the lease that involves certain dangerous behavior; altering the requirements for the written notice that a landlord must give be...
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2018-04-06
Third Reading Failed (20-22)
MDHB308PassAltering a certain limit on the unified credit used for determining the Maryland estate tax for certain decedents; altering a certain limitation on the amount of the Maryland estate tax for decedents dying on or after January 1, 2019; providing that,...
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2018-04-05
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(b) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 21
MDHB904EngrossAltering a certain exception relating to law enforcement officers to the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on public school property; requiring a public institution of higher education to post certain signs in prominent locations on the propert...
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2018-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
MDHB1654EngrossSpecifying the circumstances under which a broadband Internet access service provider may handle certain customer personal information in a certain manner; establishing a mechanism through which a broadband Internet access service provider may obtain...
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2018-04-05
To Senate Rules Committee
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